The regulator has warned that there is possibility that the UK government will strike off more than 500 midwives and nurses working in the UK following an investigation into a test center in Nigeria.
According to the Nursing and Midwifery council,”the registrations of those who passed exams at the center could be fraudulent or incorrect. A computer-based test (CBT) usually sat in their home country, and a practical test (OSCE) in the UK are usually conducted in order to make sure that the educated professionals internationally have the right knowledge and skills to provide high-quality care in the UK. These CBT covers questions on drug dosage as well as clinical questions like; what health problems patients with diabetes are vulnerable to suffering from.
However, one of the organisations that runs the CBT program on the NMC’s behalf, called Pearson VUE has recently alerted the regulator to “anomalous data” at one of it’s third-party CBT test centers in Ibadan, Nigeria.